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5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

June 29, 2015
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5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

I’m the kind of person who totally respects the athletes who compete in the X-Games sports, and of course love to watch all the insane things they do. Seeing as we’re a cycling website, I got to thinking about the great life lessons you can learn from Extreme BMX.  Yes, there is some seriously incredible...
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The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

June 22, 2015
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The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

Just when I wasn’t sure what kind of motivational Monday topic I would write about today, along came the buzzing annoyance of a mosquito in my ear…….and I instantly knew what I’d be writing about. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”  – Anita Roddick...
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Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

June 15, 2015
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Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

I’m surrounded by a lot of like minded people in real life and on social media, and it’s pretty simple to see the commonality between all of us.  Yeah, we all have our individualities…..but there are some common bonds that always come to the surface. I call them “The Goods”.  Those happy things in...
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

June 8, 2015
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

It’s a question I often find myself thinking about.  Who’s happier, the lawn maintenance guy who cut grass for a living and makes a low income…..or the wealthy business man who spends his days in a high stress, fast paced environment? We all crave money, right?  So the rich dude must be living the...
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

June 1, 2015
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How many times have you caught yourself saying something like, “Wow, I didn’t think I could do it?”  I’ve said it, you’ve said it, and so have millions of others. Yes, un-planned actions that don’t contain much in the way of self-belief do still happen sometimes.  But do you know what happens significantly more? ...
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Everything I Need

May 25, 2015
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Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

May 18, 2015
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she...
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

May 11, 2015
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

Sometimes it feels as though we aren’t making much progress with our training.  If you train day after day, and don’t immediately see HUGE gains, it can be somewhat discouraging. That is sort of how my 2015 road racing season has been thus far.  I have been trying to transition from the women’s cat...
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When I Grow Up

May 4, 2015
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When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

April 27, 2015
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in over five diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve had...
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

April 20, 2015
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

As you can tell from the title, this day is the only one like it that you’ll ever know.  What are you going to do with it? Yeah, the easy way out is to live it just like you did yesterday and the day before.  But the #MakeitHappen option is to spiral upwards, live...
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Priorities and Core Values

April 13, 2015
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Priorities and Core Values

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those long rides?”.  “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply. In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work.  If I’m good with...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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